Watch incredible footage from the air of this year's balloon fiesta

PUBLISHED: 10:19 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:17 14 August 2017

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta was enjoyed by thousands over the four days. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta was enjoyed by thousands over the four days. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Thousands of people packed into Ashton Court for another hugely successful Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

More than 100 balloons were on show for the four-day festival near Long Ashton, which came to a close last night (Sunday).

Hot air balloons fire their burners as they begin to inflate on the launch site during the mass ascent. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA WireHot air balloons fire their burners as they begin to inflate on the launch site during the mass ascent. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Night glows on the Thursday and Saturday were arguably the festival’s highlights, but the mass ascents also made for fantastic photograph opportunities.

Unfortunately, bad weather on the Friday meant the evening ascent did not happen, but otherwise the event largely beat the weather.

Hot air balloons hover over Long Ashton. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA WireHot air balloons hover over Long Ashton. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Hot air balloons hover over a golf course near Long Ashton. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA WireHot air balloons hover over a golf course near Long Ashton. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Hot air balloons take off from the launch site during the mass ascent. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA WireHot air balloons take off from the launch site during the mass ascent. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Hot air balloons above Ashton Court. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.Hot air balloons above Ashton Court. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

A hot air balloon drifts through Somerset countryside. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.A hot air balloon drifts through Somerset countryside. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Hot air balloons drift through Somerset countryside. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.Hot air balloons drift through Somerset countryside. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Hot air balloons begin to inflate on the launch site during the mass ascent. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.Hot air balloons begin to inflate on the launch site during the mass ascent. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Hot air balloons fly over Bristol during the mass ascent. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.Hot air balloons fly over Bristol during the mass ascent. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Hot air balloons above Long Ashton. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.Hot air balloons above Long Ashton. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Did you attend the fiesta? If so, upload your pictures to the North Somerset Times’ photography website at northsomerset.iwitness24.co.uk

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